Congratulations to the Charvil tree wardens who have won the right for a special anniversary tree to be planted in Charvil.
To mark the 30th anniversary of tree wardens, a national competition was run to choose suitable sites for 30 disease resistant elm trees, and the relatively inexperienced band of tree wardens in the village, let by Sarah Swatridge, entered this with more hope than expectation.
Much to their surprise, Sarah was recently contacted to let her know that the group’s application had been successful, and we are very happy to share this with the village.
The group has been surveying all the veteran trees in the village, and jumped at the chance to re-introduce elms to an area decimated by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970s. Charvil Parish Council fully supported the application, and it is hoped that the tree can be planted in early January. It will then need help over the next 10 years to establish itself, and we hope, will bring joy to the residents of Charvil for many years to come.
So, when you go out for your New Year walks, please look out for a new tree on the mound to the far side of the East Park Farm playing fields, and maybe even think of other sites where trees could be planted to enhance our already delightful countryside.